University of Freiburg


M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology, Neurosciences
English only
Winter semester: 31 Mar
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Free / € 1500
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction 
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a major in natural sciences, engineering sciences, mathematics, computer sciences, behavioral sciences or sport sciences. If you have already obtained multiple degrees then it is your first degree that counts.

A first bachelor's degree with at least 100 ECTS in natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, or engineering sciences of which at least 20 ECTS must be in mathematics or physics.

If you have not completed a bachelor's degree yet you can still apply if you meet the following three criteria at the time of application:

  1. You have already obtained 135 ECTS in total.
  2. You have already obtained at least 80 ECTS in natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, or engineering sciences of which at least 20 ECTS must be in mathematics or physics.
  3. You have already submitted your bachelor thesis or you have at least already registered for your bachelor thesis project.

If your application is successful you will still need to demonstrate before enrolment for the MSc Neuroscience that you successfully completed your bachelor's degree and that your degree fulfills the requirements mentioned above and the minimum GPА.

GPA (German System) 2.50
GPA Comment

A first bachelor's degree (or equivalent international qualifications) with a final grade of at least 2.5 (according to the German grading system) or a first bachelor's degree with a final grade that ranks among the top 33% across the last 3 years. It is your first degree which counts in case you have obtained multiple degrees alreadу.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min B2
min 5.5
min 72
min 567
PTE Academic
min 59
min 60
min Listening/Reading: 785; Speaking: 160; Writing: 150
min B2 First (FCE)
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Telc English B2-C1 University
min B2
min II
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven with the OOPT (min. 60 points), a successfully passed B2 language course at the SLI, the completion of a University degree from an English-language program from a genuinely Anglophone country, the completion of a University degree for which the medium of instruction was English (ideally, a clear statement is written on your transcript of records or your diploma supplement; note that a letter from a Professor is not sufficient, it needs to be a statement/letter written by an official administrative institution of your University such as the examination committee or the Dean), the citizenship of a country with English as official language, the Abitur from Germany or Luxembourg with English proficiency equivalent to B2, or by being native speakers.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction 
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:


Application Documents

To apply you need to upload the following documents via the online application portal before the application deadline:

  1. Your first undergraduate diploma (German, English or French). If your diploma is in a different language please submit a translation in German or English. In case of a translation, please also submit the original diploma. If you have already completed your degree but have not yet received the final degree certificate, you must submit an official document from the University (German or English) which confirms that you have finalized you degree and which states the final grade that you have obtained.
  2. Your grade transcript (German, English or French) showing all courses taken and grades obtained. In case of a translation (German or English), please also submit the original transcript.
  3. If you have not yet completed your Bachelor degree you must confirm that you will have finished your Bachelor degree by September 30th (signature on FORM B).
  4. Proof of English proficiency (see language requirements) in German, English or French, or a translation in German or English.
  5. Please fill in FORM A to demonstrate that you meet the ECTS requirements. Please read the information sheet provided in the program application page before filling out the form.
  6. If the final grade of your first Bachelor degree is not 2.5 or better (according to the German grading scheme), you need to provide a document which proofs that your final grade ranks among the top 33% across the last 3 years (German, English or French, or a translation in German or English).
  7. Curriculum vitae or résumé in English language.
  8. Letter of motivation (written in English, max. 1 page) describing your motivation to study neuroscience in the MSc Neuroscience program at the University of Freiburg.
  9. For applicants with a degree from China, Vietnam or Mongolia: certificate of the Akademische Prüfstelle (APS) of the German embassy.
  10. At last, please sign this statement (FORM B) and submit together with the other application documents.

Please also note that for legal reasons only applications submitted via the online application portal can be accepted. Therefore, applications via email or mail cannot be considered and the deadline can also not be extended by email or any other notificatiοn.


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Further Information

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